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ssc2008-13

07.15.08

Brightest Star in the Galaxy has New Competition

A contender for the title of brightest star in our Milky Way galaxy has been unearthed in the dusty metropolis of the... read more

ssc2008-12

07.10.08

Rare 'Star-Making Machine' Found In Distant Universe

Astronomers have uncovered an extreme stellar machine -- a galaxy in the very remote universe pumping out stars at a ... read more

ssc2008-11

06.03.08

Spitzer Captures Stellar Coming of Age in Our Galaxy

More than 800,000 snapshots from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have been stitched together to create a new "coming o... read more

ssc2008-10

06.03.08

Two of the Milky Way's Spiral Arms Go Missing

New images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope are shedding light on the true structure of the Milky Way, revealing t... read more

ssc2008-09

05.29.08

Scientists Hold Séance for Supernova

Astronomers have unearthed secrets from the grave of a star that blasted apart in a supernova explosion long ago. By ... read more

ssc2008-08

05.28.08

Strange Ring Found Circling Dead Star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has found a bizarre ring of material around the magnetic remains of a star that blaste... read more

ssc2008-07

04.10.08

Spitzer Sees Shining Stellar Sphere

Millions of clustered stars glisten like an iridescent opal in a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. read more

ssc2008-06

03.13.08

Spitzer Finds Organics and Water Where New Planets May Grow

Researchers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered large amounts of simple organic gases and water vapo... read more

ssc2008-05

02.17.08

Many, Perhaps Most, Nearby Sun-Like Stars May Form Rocky Planets

Astronomers have discovered that terrestrial planets might form around many, if not most, of the nearby sun-like star... read more

ssc2008-04

02.12.08

Astronomers Eye Ultra-Young, Bright Galaxy in Early Universe

NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, with a boost from a natural "zoom lens," have uncovered what may be one o... read more

ssc2008-03

02.11.08

Spitzer Catches Young Stars in Their Baby Blanket of Dust

Newborn stars peek out from beneath their natal blanket of dust in this dynamic image of the Rho Ophiuchi dark cloud ... read more

ssc2008-02

01.15.08

NASA Unveils Cosmic Images Book in Braille for Blind Readers

At a ceremony held today at the National Federation of the Blind, NASA unveiled a new book that brings majestic image... read more

ssc2008-01

01.10.08

Even Thin Galaxies Can Grow Fat Black Holes

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected plump black holes where least expected -- skinny galaxies. read more

ssc2007-20

12.20.07

10,000 Earths' Worth of Fresh Dust Found Near Star Explosion

Astronomers have at last found definitive evidence that the universe's first dust -- the celestial stuff that seeded ... read more

ssc2007-19

11.29.07

Embryonic Star Captured with Jets Flaring

A developing star wrapped in a black cocoon of dust is seen sprouting giant jets in a new image from NASA's Spitzer S... read more

ssc2007-18

11.20.07

Astronomers Say Moons Like Ours Are Uncommon

The next time you take a moonlit stroll, or admire a full, bright-white moon looming in the night sky, you might coun... read more

ssc2007-17

10.25.07

Missing Black Hole Report: Hundreds Found!

Astronomers have unmasked hundreds of black holes hiding deep inside dusty galaxies billions of light-years away. read more

ssc2007-16

10.09.07

Astronomers Find Dust in the Wind of Black Holes

The hit song that proclaimed, "All we are is dust in the wind," may have some cosmic truth to it. New findings from N... read more

ssc2007-15

09.06.07

NASA Space Telescopes Find 'Lego-Block' Galaxies in Early Universe

NASA's Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes have joined forces to discover nine of the smallest, faintest, most compac... read more

ssc2007-14

08.29.07

Water Vapor Seen 'Raining Down' on Young Star System

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected enough water vapor to fill the oceans on Earth five times inside the coll... read more

ssc2007-13

08.06.07

NASA's Spitzer Spies Monster Galaxy Pileup

Four galaxies are slamming into each other and kicking up billions of stars in one of the largest cosmic smash-ups ev... read more

ssc2007-12

07.11.07

NASA's Spitzer Finds Water Vapor on Hot, Alien Planet

A scorching-hot gas planet beyond our solar system is steaming up with water vapor, according to new observations fro... read more

ssc2007-11

05.30.07

NASA Space Telescope Gives Scientists Depth Perception

Astronomers now have a new "eye" for determining the distance to certain mysterious bodies in and around our Milky Wa... read more

ssc2007-10

05.28.07

Spitzer Nets Thousands of Galaxies in a Giant Cluster

In just a short amount of time, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has bagged thousands of previously unknown dwarf galax... read more

ssc2007-09

05.09.07

NASA Finds Extremely Hot Planet, Makes First Exoplanet Weather Map

Researchers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have learned what the weather is like on two distant, exotic worlds.... read more

ssc2007-08

04.18.07

Astronomers Map Out Planetary Danger Zone

Astronomers have laid down the cosmic equivalent of yellow "caution" tape around super hot stars, marking the zones w... read more

ssc2007-07

04.12.07

The Seven Sisters Pose for Spitzer -- and for You!

The Seven Sisters, also known as the Pleiades, seem to float on a bed of feathers in a new infrared image from NASA's... read more

ssc2007-06

04.10.07

Mystery Spiral Arms Explained?

Using a quartet of space observatories, University of Maryland astronomers may have cracked a 45-year mystery surroun... read more

ssc2007-05

03.29.07

NASA Telescope Finds Planets Thrive Around Stellar Twins

The double sunset that Luke Skywalker gazed upon in the film Star Wars might not be a fantasy. read more

ssc2007-04

02.21.07

NASA's Spitzer First To Crack Open Light of Faraway Worlds

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured for the first time enough light from planets outside our solar system, kn... read more

ssc2007-03

02.12.07

Comets Clash at Heart of Helix Nebula

A bunch of rowdy comets are colliding and kicking up dust around a dead star, according to new observations from NASA... read more

ssc2007-01

01.09.07

Famous Space Pillars Feel the Heat of Star's Explosion

The three iconic space pillars photographed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in 1995 might have met their demise, acc... read more

ssc2007-02

01.08.07

Gas Giants Form Quickly

Gas-giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn form soon after their stars do, according to new research. read more

ssc2006-22

12.18.06

NASA Telescope Picks Up Glow of Universe's First Objects

New observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope strongly suggest that infrared light detected in a prior study o... read more

ssc2006-21

11.07.06

Spitzer and Hubble Create Colorful Masterpiece

A new image from NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes looks more like an abstract painting than a cosmic snapsh... read more

ssc2006-20

10.27.06

Snake on a Galactic Plane!

Something scary appears to be slithering across the plane of our Milky Way galaxy in this new Halloween image from NA... read more

ssc2006-19

10.26.06

NASA's Spitzer Peels Back Layers of Star's Explosion

Astronomers using NASA's infrared Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered that an exploded star, named Cassiopeia A, ... read more

ssc2006-18

10.12.06

NASA's Spitzer Sees Day and Night on Exotic World

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has made the first measurements of the day and night temperatures of a planet outside ... read more

ssc2006-17

08.31.06

The Eternal Life of Stardust Portrayed in New NASA Image

A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is helping astronomers understand how stardust is recycled in galaxie... read more

ssc2006-16

08.14.06

NASA's Spitzer Digs Up Troves of Possible Solar Systems in Orion

Astronomers have long scrutinized the vast and layered clouds of the Orion nebula, an industrious star-making factory... read more

   

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